Robert Yeo and Ann Syms

Robert Yeo married Ann Syms at South Tawton in 1827. They had eight children:
– Susanna Yeo (1829–1870, married Francis Dyer)
– Robert Yeo (born 1831, married Ruth Ponsford, eight children)
– Margaret Yeo (born 1833, married John Hall)
– Joseph Yeo (1839–1860)
– Ann Yeo (born 1837, married John Thorne, five children)
– John Yeo (born 1843, married Elizabeth Crout, ten children)
– George Yeo (1845–1853)
– William Yeo (1851–1935, married Mary Pike, ten children)

The 1841 census records Robert and Ann living with four of their children at Spitlar Cross, to the east  of the village in the hamlet of Addiscott. Robert is an agricultural labourer.

Several researchers, including Sheila, have looked into Robert Yeo’s line of descent but have not been able to trace it. One correspondent of hers suggested that he was a son of Robert Yeo and Susanna Webber.

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